TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager killed in a car crash on the Hampshire/Dorset border.

Paul Warne was on his way to work when his green Renault Clio crashed into a tree before going through a garden fence on Hurn Road, near Ringwood.

Friends of the 18-year-old, known as ‘Rodders’, described him as an outgoing, sociable guy who loved to be the centre of attention.

Neil Elliott, who had lived with the trainee mechanic for the past two years, said he was a great friend. The 25-year-old said: “He was funny and loud. Everyone loved him.”

Emergency services were called to Hurn Road, which runs alongside the A338 Ashley Heath to Bournemouth road, at about 8.50am on Saturday.

Police officers, paramedics and a doctor flown in by air ambulance attempted to save him.

Despite their efforts Paul, of Boscombe, Bournemouth, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Floral tributes have been tied to a tree at the crash scene.

Police have launched an investigation to establish the cause of the crash.